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Discover the Tauferer Ahrntal valley in South Tyrol

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Tourist destinations, culture & having a great time

Sights to See in the Ahrntal

You will find a wide range of rewarding tourist destinations, cultural highlights and beautiful places to stop close by our hotel.

Hidden deep inside the mountain

Show mine and climate gallery

Where copper was once mined 500 years ago, there is now a visitor-accessible show mine. You can immerse yourself in the mining history of the Ahrntal valley – or enjoy cave therapy (speleotherapy). The constant temperatures of 8-10° C and humidity at about 97% have created a beneficial micro-climate. This can gently alleviate allergies and respiratory problems free of side effects.

Pure enjoyment

Rustic alpine eateries and mountain huts

The 164 rustic alpine eateries and seven mountain shelters in the Tauferer Ahrntal valley, most of them run by innkeepers, are ideal for taking a short breather. The hard-working innkeepers prepare delicious specialties, such as Pressknödel – cheesy bread dumplings, doughnuts with all kinds of fillings or hearty snacks of South Tyrolean bacon, cheese and SchĂŒttelbrot – crunchy flatbread.

Something for every taste

Taufers' street food

Enjoy South Tyrolean delicacies in the open air: Every Tuesday in July and August you can sample all kinds of specialties in South Tyrol's biggest outdoor kitchen. Besides the culinary delights, music bands and artists make sure you have an atmospheric evening.

In the footsteps of the castle lords

Taufers Castle

This magnificent castle was built in the early 13th century on a prominent rocky outcrop above the market town of Sand in Taufers. You can explore all the rooms from different eras, the Swiss pine paneling, the frescoes by Friedrich Pacher in the chapel, the armory, the large library and the torture chamber with dungeon during the exciting castle tour. On special evenings there is a witching hour for children, featuring lantern light and eerily beautiful stories about fairies and goblins.

From the Orient to the Alps

The Manger Museum

Close to your accommodations is the Maranatha (Aramaic for: "Our Lord may come") Manger Museum. Unique artistic nativity scenes have been created with great attention to detail, that make children big and small marvel. Next to the museum there is another sculpture garden, a mask carving workshop and a modern art gallery.

A journey into the past

The Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum in Dietenheim brings to life the way simple rural people and the nobility lived in earlier centuries. The outdoor area with old farmyards, workshops and cottage gardens invites you to linger and recreates the hard everyday life of the people of that time. Events including the Herb Festival or bread baking course are always well attended.

The treasures of the Alps

The Mineral Museum

This exhibit in the village of St. Johann in the Ahrntal, well worth visiting, shows minerals from the Alps, all of which were found by the owner himself. You can admire more than 1,000 samples of valuable minerals, quartz and crystals here.

A contemplative spot at the head of the valley

Holy Spirit Church

This beloved pilgrimage church was built in the 15th century and once served as the miners' church for the Prettau mine and served travelers who wanted to cross the main Alpine ridge. Today a path of reflection leads from the village of Kasern to the church. Stately wooden columns with religious reliefs by the Ahrntal woodcarving school have been erected along it.

Of nature, animals and people

Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park Visitor Centers

The Nature Park Visitor Centers in Sand in Taufers and Kasern convey to visitors the power and vulnerability of the Alpine landscape in all its facets.